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Oregon Sentators Wyden and Merkly want answers

Oregon Democrat Senators Ron Wyden and Jeffrey A. Merkley want answers from Union Pacific Corporation Chairman, President and CEO Lance M. Fritz on why UPRR has furloughed nearly 200 employees in Hinkle, Oregon.  Senators Wyden and Merkley sent a letter to Mr. Fritz requesting a full explanation to better understand the impacts on the workforce and facility disinvestments.

Senator Wyden and Merkley in their letter stated:  "We are deeply concerned about rural Oregon economics and your company's actions as it appears to risk destabilizing already fragile communities.  While the company has substantial resources to reinvest and modify operations over time, many of these workers and their families are not so fortunate".  

                                                                                                                          Click here to read the Senators letter.  

We will stay in contact with Senator Ron Wyden and Jeffrey Merkley offices and report back to you on any response they may receive from UPRR CEO Fritz.